Thursday, March 31, 2011

~Twisted Thursday - 3.31.2011~

So here's what to do...

It's YOUR turn to share one of your favorite recipes! Leave the title of the recipe - along with your blog's name, if you want and the website url.

You can also grab a button for your blog from the right hand side --->

Last week, I had the most sharing yet! YAY! I hope it picks up from here on out.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Mar. 28, 2011

I am so excited for this week's menu! And I nearly started singing "Party in My Tummy" - what a mom moment!

Make sure you go link up at

Tuesday, Mar. 29
Wednesday, Mar. 30
Thursday, Mar. 31
Friday, April 1
Saturday, April 2
Sunday, April 3
Monday, April 4
Extras: Chunky Brownie Cookies, Hostess Cupcake Cake, Homemade Mozzarella Sticks and Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

My goal this week is to make EVERY breakfast item on my list because I always cop out in the mornings. I'm definitely not a morning person. :/


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elbow Spaghetti

My kids are a bit "by the book" - they love mac'n'cheese. I feel guilty as a mom feeding them processed crap from a box, but when I make it from scratch, it's always missing that delicious processed cheese taste. So sometimes for lunch, I make them what I call elbow spaghetti. My kids love spaghetti.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

~Twisted Thursday - 3.24.2011~

It's Twisted Thursday :]

So here's what to do...

It's YOUR turn to share one of your favorite recipes! Leave the title of the recipe - along with your blog's name, if you want and the website url.

You can also grab a button for your blog from the right hand side --->

Good Ole Sweet Tea

I don't like sweet tea....well, I don't like COLD sweet tea.

That probably makes me a freak of nature, right? My stepdad makes some KILLER sweet tea. My husband doubted that killer sweet tea recipe until I made it and he tried it. Have you all ever had Mayfield sweet tea? That's my husband's favorite and he said this is unbelievably close to Mayfield's.

I normally wouldn't make sweet tea for myself, but I've been sick for a little over a week now and I needed some hot tea for my sore throat.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Turkey Chili with Beans

Confession time: I have a problem. My problem is my appetite...coupled with cravings. I am seriously obsessed with food. In fact, right now while I'm typing up this post, I'm watching "Good Eats." I'm not really a bandwagon type person...I like to do my own thing and in my own way...but when everyone keeps talking about turkey chili...yeah, you best believe I am on that bandwagon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Skillet Taco Macaroni

I cannot stress how delicious this recipe all.
It sounds like nothing special, but do not doubt the epic flavor behind these everyday ingredients :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 3.21.2011

Another Monday - I'm actually looking forward to Mondays now :]

Again, if you haven't been to you HAVE to check it out!! I'm about to buy her book Clutter Rehab because I have a lot of clutter and I need some rehab. I'll most likely blog about it on my own personal blog - feel free to follow me, I don't mind.

This week's menu includes:
  • Breakfast: Baked Pumpkin Donuts
  • Lunch: Leftovers or Wendys
  • Dinner: Friendly's (Eat Out - we will be going into town this day - I haven't been into town in a while now)
  • Breakfast: blueberry waffles
  • Lunch: grilled cheese and applesauce
  • Dinner: Crockpot Chili Dogs and chips
  • Breakfast: poptarts
  • Lunch: mac and cheese and applesauce or yogurt
  • Dinner: Pepperoni Pizza Twist and salad

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Stuffed Peppers

    This is probably one of my most favorite recipes in my arsenal. I always make the full recipe and then freeze half of the meat mixture and buy half the amount of bell peppers, so I have a cheap meal for some day in the future.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    ~Twisted Thursday - 3.17~

    It's Twisted Thursday :] Happy St. Patty's Day!

    So here's what to do...

    It's YOUR turn to share one of your favorite recipes! Leave the title of your favorite recipe - along with your name and the website url.

    You can also grab a button for your blog from the right hand side --->

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Walking Tacos

    This is adapted from Picky Palate's Walking Taco recipe.

    Menu Plan Monday - Mar. 14

    It's that time again :)

    I encourage everyone to do a menu plan and then link up at

    Here's what we're having this week:

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Fried Rice

    Here is a versatile recipe - you can go with meatless, chicken, shrimp, pork or steak :)
    My camera decided to eat some of the pictures so you'll have to excuse that part!

    ~Twisted Thursday~

    Today I'm trying out something new - a linky party!

    So here's what to do...
    It's YOUR turn to share one of your favorite recipes! Include your name and the website url to the recipe that you want to share :) If you don't have a google account, please feel free to send me an email ( or if you are on my FB - feel free to write on my wall :)

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011

    Cookie Salad

    Picture Updated 12/13/2013  

    This is a family recipe - my mom makes it very rarely. Pretty much only at Christmas time and it is my very very favorite dessert of all-time. It doesn't LOOK that appetizing, by looks are deceiving. It's very rich and very delicious. I just used very about 8 billion times :)

    Pot Roast Complete

    When my husband and I were first tossed into the adult world and fending for ourselves, I tried very unsuccessfully to make pot roast in the oven. When I got my first ever crockpot in December 2007, my mother-in-law (BLESS HER) said crockpot roasts were easy-peasy, hard to screw up and delicious. This recipe is the first recipe I found for crockpot roast and I used it religiously until a few months ago when I risked trying a new one. :)

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    Menu Plan Monday - Mar. 7

    I've been trying to find link up parties on food blogs or even normal blogs for my everyday non-food blog like a crazy person lately.

    This one seemed to be a really good idea: Menu Plan Monday on

    It actually works out perfectly for me because every Monday I do make a list of meals that I want to make this week and then grocery shop on Tuesday morning. Meal planning is a great way to save money and offer a variety of different foods.

    So this week for dinner:

    Might I also add, this is a jackpot for me. I love to see what other people are making for dinner and finding new ideas and recipes! YUM :)

    When choosing recipes for the week - I try to do 2 non-meat or 1 non-meat/1 seafood, a leftover day, 2 chicken and 2 ground beef. Sometimes I'll do pork or ham meals, but I don't have many of those recipes and my husband and kids are really big pork/ham fans. If we don't do a leftover day, we usually end up with one more chicken meal. I always try to serve a vegetable with meals, sometimes on Brinner nights we do a fruit with the meal instead of a vegetable.

    So that's about it for MPM...please go to - link up for MPM, check out her awesome organizing skills!! It's truly amazing and inspiring :)

    Saturday, March 05, 2011

    Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes

    Last week was actually the first time in over 2 years that I made these potatoes. They used to be made at least two times a week back before my husband's first deployment.

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    Refried Bean Rollups

    I classified these as a "copycat" recipe because I think they favor Taco Bell's bean burrito. They are a really quick, inexpensive, super yummy meal.

    Too Easy Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

    Picture Updated 12/13/2013 

    This recipe is very simple, but packed with lots of flavor and the kids gobbled it up, which is always a plus, right moms? :)

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011